Is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the threshold of a big push into environmental sustainability?

The message in a Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium panel discussion Friday morning at the Sheraton Hotel seems to concur.

"You see the rumblings already started," said Mark D. Thomas, a panelist for "Forty Days and Forty Nights: The Growing Role of Religions in the Urgent Fight for Environmental Sustainability."

He believes LDS theology is ideally suited for helping the environment and said construction of the City Creek Center project in downtown Salt Lake City is a prime example. City Creek Center is a private development project of an LDS Church-owned company.

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